To: Tulsa Ramjet
Elections have consequences. ...and its the republicans fault for not battling her nomination.
The first part of what you say is true. But the Republicans didn't have the votes to stop confirmation. Simple as that. It was a lost cause. Dems were in total contol of Senate.
posted on 11/15/2011 12:35:25 PM PST
(Good intentions are not enough.)
The five Republicans who voted yes were: Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Judd Gregg (N.H.), Richard Lugar (Ind.) and Olympia Snowe (Maine). All five backed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayors nomination last year. The votes of some centrist lawmakers, including Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass.)
You are right. They didn’t have the votes. But these senators should not be re-elected and a line in the sand drawn. A vote on a bill can be overturned. SCOTUS selections are decades lasting.
posted on 11/16/2011 5:01:28 PM PST
by Tulsa Ramjet
("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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